Bill Text: NH HB433 | 2021 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Limiting renewal of states of emergency.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-04-07 - Reconsider (Rep. Osborne): Motion Failed Voice Vote 04/07/2021 [HB433 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2021-HB433-Introduced.html

HB 433  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0597

05/10

 

HOUSE BILL 433

 

AN ACT limiting renewal of states of emergency.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Prout, Hills. 37; Rep. L. Ober, Hills. 37

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill permits the governor to renew a state of emergency only once, after which time, with limited exception, it must be renewed by a concurrent resolution passed by the legislature.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0597

05/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT limiting renewal of states of emergency.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  State of Emergency Declaration.  Amend RSA 4:45, II(a) to read as follows:

(a)  A state of emergency shall terminate automatically 21 days after its declaration unless it is renewed under the same procedures set forth in paragraph I of this section.  The governor may, by executive order, renew a declaration of a state of emergency only once, unless the clerk of either chamber of the legislature, or the assistant clerk pursuant to RSA 14:4, has certified within the past 7 days that to the best of their knowledge half of the membership of the chamber is incapacitated or missing in which case the governor may renew a declaration of a state of emergency as many times as the governor finds is necessary to protect the safety and welfare of the inhabitants of this state.  The general court may, by concurrent resolution, renew a declaration of a state of emergency as many times as it finds is necessary to protect the safety and welfare of the inhabitants of this state.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2022.

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